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Dry JANN-uary: Why Sobriety is Jann Arden’s Superpower

Jann Arden is Canada’s sweetheart. The singer-songwriter has won over hearts of Canadians with her honesty and vulnerability. When Jann reached her 50’s and her life changed in unexpected ways, she let the public into her life like never before. Jann became the caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she wrote two…

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Tips to Start the New Year on a Positive Note

Bye-bye 2020, hello 2021! As we welcome the new year, we are filled with anticipation for what this year will bring us. New year’s resolutions packed with unrealistic goals and desires to be the best version of ourselves, because “new year, new you,” right? Well, you don’t need to reinvent yourself each time the clock…

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Guide to Spending New Year’s Eve Sober in a Pandemic

There’s no denying what a crazy and hectic year 2020 has been. As we reach the end of the year there’s a feeling of relief as we hope for a better year to come. However, New Year’s Eve can be a particularly isolating holiday for a sober person and can be even more challenging with the COVID-19 restrictions in place. Don’t let the pressure around…

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7 Tips for Maintaining Sobriety over the Holidays

Written by Natasha Roop The holidays can be a challenging time for those who have substance use disorders. During a “normal” holiday season, one is usually plagued with numerous holiday parties. With that comes the copious amount of alcohol and the challenges surrounding how to navigate this. However, this holiday season will be much different from what…

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How to Combat Loneliness During the Holidays

how to combat loneliness during the holidays

Written by Natasha Roop   The holidays can be a challenging time of the year for many people. Add to the mix sobriety and a worldwide pandemic, and you have yourself a difficult situation to navigate. For many of us, this holiday season will look completely different than it usually does. With numerous government restrictions…

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Celebrate the Holidays with Avalon

Celebrate the Holidays with Avalon

It’s that time of year again and while the holidays look a lot different this year, we want to come together (safely of course!) to make it as wonderful as possible.  With the holidays approaching, we have a list of virtual events and activities all December long!  All events are for women (trans-inclusive) who are in recovery and some events are open to family members as well.   Stay connected…

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Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and while the sounds of cheerful Christmas music and the glistening lights make it seem like the “most wonderful time of the year,” it can also be one of the most stressful and overwhelming times of the year.  This year can be especially difficult for people struggling with addiction and mental illness. We tend to put…

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7 Must-Watch Shows on Recovery and Addiction

7 Must-Watch Shows on Recovery and Addiction

More times than not, the media depicts addiction and recovery all wrong. In both movies and tv series, the person with a substance use disorder is either the villain or butt of the joke. However, there are shows that are trying to break this trend.  If you’re looking for something new to watch that delves into the TRUTH behind recovery and addiction, check out these 7 shows.    The Queen’s Gambit  The Queen’s…

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10 Undeniable Reasons Sobriety is Sexy

sober is sexy

In our society, being sober is anything but sexy. The glamourization of alcohol makes us believe that alcohol is the only way we can have fun and socialize. Alcohol companies want us to believe that with each sip we take we are automatically cooler, more fun, and sexier. In reality, we’re being sold bottles of…

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7 Best TED Talks About Sobriety and Addiction

7 best TED talks about sobriety and addiction

These amazing TED talks will have you inspired, educated, and motivated about sobriety and addiction. Each speaker has a different view on the subject and that is what we need more of in recovery. Different strokes for different folks, because recovery isn’t a one size fits all box. More people are openly embracing sobriety, and…

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